5:37 PM – A Glen Rock Officer was dispatched to a home on the 200 block of Pinelynn Road at the request of the Newark Police Department after one of their officers received a report of the resident’s vehicle being involved in a suspicious incident in their jurisdiction. Upon interviewing the resident, who was unaware that their vehicle was missing, it was learned that the 2019 Land Rover had been stolen. According to the resident the vehicle had been left unlocked with the key fob inside. The resident also reported that there was a large amount of sports apparel in the vehicle.
By the time it was confirmed that the vehicle was stolen, the Newark Police Department no longer had sight of the vehicle. The vehicle has been entered into NCIC as stolen and both Glen Rock and Newark Detectives are reviewing the matter.
1:05 PM – A resident walking her dog along Maple Avenue near Abbington Terrace reported a suspicious male who appeared to be taking photos of her with his cell phone. The subject was described as an elderly male, believed to be in his 80s, wearing a jacket and a “gator” mask and holding a cane. The complainant inquired as to what he was doing, however the man did not respond. The responding officer checked the area with negative results. It is believed that he may have gotten on a bus which stopped in the area.
8:59 PM – A Paterson resident, who had tracked their stolen iPhone to a home on the 300 block of Boulevard requested police assistance. At the same time this call was received, the resident also phoned police about an unknown person ringing the doorbell. The Paterson man had not only tracked his phone to the Glen Rock address, but also produced video surveillance footage from Home Depot in Paterson purportedly identifying the individual who stole the phone. Officers interviewed the resident and were subsequently able to recover the iPhone. The victim was satisfied with recovering their phone and was advised of their right to sign complaints for theft with the Paterson Municipal Court if they so desired.
2:02 PM – Patrols were dispatched to the area of Maple and Ackerman Avenues to investigate a citizen’s report of an erratic driver. The caller had witnessed the vehicle run a red light and weave in and out of traffic. Officers were able to locate and stop the vehicle. Sgt. Mike Trover subsequently arrested the driver, a 60-year-old Cliffside Park man, for DWI. Through investigation the actor was also found to be in possession of approximately 150 prescription bottles of various opioid and prescription legend drugs in the names of over 30 individuals. He was also found to have a stolen prescription pad belonging to an Englewood physician.
The actor was charged with one count each of driving while under the influence, hindering apprehension by providing false information to a law enforcement officer, uttering false prescriptions, theft of a blank prescription pad, obtaining controlled dangerous substances by fraud, and possession of controlled dangerous substances. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for operating an uninsured vehicle, driving with an expired license, driving with a suspended license, careless driving, and operating a vehicle while in possession of narcotics.
After being processed at Glen Rock Police Headquarters, and medically cleared, the actor was transported to the Bergen County Jail pending an appearance before Central Judicial Processing at the Superior Court in Hackensack. A further investigation by the Detective Bureau is being conducted.
10:35 AM – Officers were dispatched to a residence on the 100 block of S. Highwood Avenue on a reported burglary. The resident reported that while they slept overnight someone had entered their home, sometime after 11:00 PM. It appeared that the unknown actor entered through the kitchen window and took $400 in cash from a wallet in the adjacent dining room. Nothing else in the house was disturbed.
The resident, who had noticed items knocked off the kitchen windowsill, initially thought that their cat had knocked the items over and cleaned up the area. It was not until they went outside and noticed a garbage bin under the window that they realized the home had been entered.
The matter has been referred to the Detective Bureau for further investigation.
1:53 AM – The owner of a blue 2014 Jeep reported that their vehicle had been struck by a hit-and-run driver while parked on Rock Road in the central business district. The vehicle had been parked for about 30 minutes in the angle parking on Rock Road, near Main Street. When the owner returned to the vehicle, they discovered that the driver’s side rear door had been struck. Anyone who may have witnessed this occur, and can identify the hit-and-run vehicle, is asked to contact the Glen Rock Police Department at 201-652-3800.
11:01 AM – A Valley Road resident reported criminal mischief to their vehicle, which occurred sometime overnight. According to the complainant they found a dead fish was left near the windshield and an unknown substance was poured on the vehicle. The resident also reported two other acts of criminal mischief that have occurred on their property over the last year, which may be related. Those residing at the home have indicated that they have not been involved in any disputes or any other type of issue which they believe would give rise to the pattern of incidents. The Detective Bureau is reviewing the matter.